Posted on June 6th, 2012
A recent study suggests that those who get behind the wheel after not getting enough sleep are more likely to cause car accidents than those who are not sleep-deprived.
The study involved researchers gathering data from roughly 700 individuals who were injured in car accidents that put them in a hospital for more than 24 hours. More than half of the people who resided in these hospital beds were responsible for the car accidents.
Drunk drivers and tired drivers were both more likely to cause severe car accidents than those who were not intoxicated or tired while operating a motor vehicle. The findings of the study were published in a medical journal.
If you have been injured in a car accident due to a reckless driver, please contact the reckless driving accident attorneys of LaMarca & Landry, P.C. by calling 877-327-2600 today.
Posted on May 14th, 2012
A Des Moines man, 31, has been charged with driving under the influence after he drove his car into a downtown Quiznos restaurant.
Early Saturday morning, Des Moines police responded to a call in regards to a car accident at the Quiznos located on 319 Seventh Street. The man had lost control of his vehicle while driving and collided with the building.
A strong odor of alcohol surrounded the driver, and he was unable to walk steadily. He agreed to a breathalyzer test and registered a 0.141. He was taken into custody and charged with DUI and the failure to control his vehicle.
Reckless drivers and drunk drivers pose dangerous situations on busy roadways. If you have been injured in a car accident due to a drunk driver, please contact the drunk driving accident lawyers of LaMarca & Landry, P.C., by calling 877-327-2600 today.
Posted on April 18th, 2012
There are three types of distractions in regards to driving, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. These types include visual distractions, manual distractions, and cognitive distractions.
The activity of texting while driving can be classified in all three of the distracted driving categories. This hazardous distraction is associated with severe consequences. These consequences include fatal car accidents and injuries. People who send text messages while being behind the wheel of a vehicle are 23 times more likely to be involved in an accident.
Drivers have delayed response times when they are distracted. This type of driving accounted for 5,474 fatalities in 2009 and 448,000 injuries that same year. It is important to be informed of the dangers associated with this practice.
Please contact the Des Moines reckless driving accident lawyers of LaMarca & Landry, P.C.by calling 877-327-2600 if you or someone you know has been severely injured in a car accident that was caused by a distracted driver.
Posted on December 20th, 2011
A car accident that took place Sunday night in St. Paul, Minnesota left a 21-year-old Iowa State University student dead.
The accident occurred when the student, a former hockey player, was merging lanes on I-94 when he hit another vehicle causing that vehicle to spin. The student chose to help the individual he hit by getting out of his car and walking over to the other stopped vehicle.
As he was assisting with the other driver, an oncoming car, driven by a 62-year-old man, crashed into him and he was killed instantly. The 62-year-old man is believed to have been under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident and has been charged with a DWI as well as criminal vehicular operation.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the victim during this difficult time.
Posted on August 10th, 2011
A 22-year-old woman has plead guilty to charges associated with an accident that occurred on May 31.
The incident occurred when the woman allegedly got into a physical altercation with a group of people before driving toward them in her vehicle. She then drove over the curb several times before striking a baby stroller.
She then fled the scene of the accident before police officials arrived. The woman has now plead guilty to going armed with intent, leaving the scene of an accident, reckless driving and driving with a suspended license.
If you or a loved one has been injured after being involved in an accident due to someone else’s negligence, contact the Des Moines reckless driving accident lawyers of LaMarca & Landry, P.C., by calling 877-327-2600 today.
Posted on December 14th, 2010
A 17-year-old teen was charged after a crash in Cedar Rapids that killed a 17-year-old that was riding passenger in the vehicle.
One count of the criminal charges alleges that the teen was driving while under the influence of alcohol and the other states that the accident was caused by reckless driving.
Two other passengers that were in the vehicle were injured, but not seriously. Details of what lead to the accident have not yet been discovered.
Reckless driving can not only harm yourself, but others on the road. Our thoughts are with the friends and family of the victim at this time.